Watson, W N
WILLIAM NEVILLE WATSON
Remembered with honour Daours Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot III, Row F, Grave 25.
He enlisted August 1917 in Whitehall, London, and was formerly Private 305870 5th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at no. 4 Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an In Memoriam for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 17 May 1919.
Son of Clement and Mary Ann (nee SPENCER) WATSON of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents married 1894 in the Portsea, Hants, district. Clement died 1941 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 10 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
William was born 22 June 1899 in Winslow, Bucks, and attended Watford Grammar School from September 1911 to March 1915. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 1 he lived in Binley, Warks, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he lived in Oxhey, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death26/08/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
NotesHis brother Clement died 18 May 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)